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Anambra State chapter of United Progressive Party (UPP) has alleged that All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to rig the governorship election scheduled for November 18, 2017, stressing that the party has raised a committee of looters and riggers to carry out the nefarious plot.
In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Uche Amaku and made available to The Guardian, UPP said: “We became aware of APC’s desperation to capture Anambra State as a sign that Ndi Igbo has accepted the party, when all of a sudden some political deadwoods and former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who once described APC as a Janjaweed party started joining it.
“As if that was not enough, the ruling party started the usual motions without movement on some infrastructure projects in the Southeast, all in a bid to convince NdIgbo that it means well for the zone, when in fact it maintains its indifference to Southeast through lopsided appointments.”
APC had in a communiqué signed by Deputy National Chairman (Southeast) Emma Eneukwu and Publicity Secretary, Hyacinth Ngwu, named an eight-man committee to oversee the election environment in Anambra and suggest funding and other startegies to win the November 18 poll.
But UPP described the committee as “a high powered team of election riggers and fugitives of the law,” lamenting that “while APC continues its politics of deception towards the Southeast and Anambra State in particular, leaders of the party in the state continue to keep sealed lips over the activities of killer herdsmen dislocating our people from their farms.”
UPP further noted that while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), continues to entertain Nigerians with discovery of orphaned monies, “we want to warn APC not to use Anambra State as a gateway for its political refugees to launder their loot.”